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deaths from the drug since 2003. >>> 1000 veterans from afghanistan and medically discharged because of post traumatic stress will get the benefits they were denied. it gives veterans monthly retirement payments and try care medical insurance. they are guaranteed by law. some have been waiting years for those benefits to kick in. >>> back from a six-month tour in iraq, a member of the air force decided to take in a ballgame out at nationals park. after all, it was military appreciation night and wow, was it ever appreciated. he bought a scratch off ticket. first he thanks his lucky stars then he called his wife emily. >> i bent over and kissed the ground at the ballpark. >> i tried not to believe him because, you know, you don't want to believe it. >> well, she ended up believing it especially once tim got home and showed off that ticket. so what are they doing with the money? well, most of it is invested for the future like college funds for relatives. they have also put down some money on a home. one splurge a watch from tiffanies an maybe season tickets to the nats. >>> matt damo
today handed over command of u.s. and nato led troops in afghanistan. now oversea the process of transferring security to afghan forces. general patraeus takes over as cia director. during his year in afghanistan, he oversaw the arrival of 30,000 additional troops to stop the momentum of the growing insurgency there. anita and anny. >> we are out here on the terrace and we're not the only ones in the soup. it's across the whole country. >> yeah, in the midwest, temperatures are in the upper 90s. and it's going to be some really intense, dangerous heat coming this way as we are trying to warn everyone. here's a look at those conditions. look out to the far west, des moines, st. louis, heat advisories and warnings in effect because of the intense. when you factor in the humidity, heat index levels well over 100 degrees. so we're going to get some of that in the next couple of days. we also have to deal with storms later tonight and tomorrow. right now in our area, temperatures in the 90s. around downtown, 91 degrees. in gaithersburg, 90. when you factor in the humidity, it feel
power brokers from southern afghanistan have been murdered in just the last two weeks. he was a man who loved american values. after all he lived in the washington area for nearly 20 years. our ken molestina spoke to those close to him who say he was trying to rebuild kandarhar based on a model influenced by the american dream. >> the day he spoke about it came on tuesday, a suicide bomber managed to get into kandahar city hall and set off an explosion that killed the mayor. the news of the attack quickly made it back to washington. >> he loved washington area a lot, because of the diversity and all those. >> this is a close family friend and former employer. he worked as an accountant as trans am travel in alexandria for 18 years. hamidi left in 2007 to become kandahar's mayor and use values learned in the u.s. to read democracy in the war torn nation. >> he wanted to give back to his people in kandahar. >> of course that plan came with a very high risk and in fact his friends warned him about it during his last visit to the u.s. about a month ago. >> we have been telling him all the t
and afghanistan discharged because of post-traumatic stress disorder will now get disability benefits they had been denied. that as a result of a settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by veterans who say p.t.s. can be a crippling decision. >> reporter: serving her country but leaving the military on a far different note than she ever dreamed. >> shameful. i left with nothing. >> reporter: amy deployed three different times to both iraq and pakistan in three and a half years. while on those missions she says she experienced unrelenting combat-related stress. coming under frequent mortar attacks. when she came home she just wasn't the same. >> everything scared me. every little noise. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and medically discharged her without the medical benefits she was entitled to. >> they were told they are no longer fit to serve their military careers. >> the law has always been they should get benefits. we noticed a few years ago. and it is going back at least to 9/11 they have been discharged without these benefits. >> reporter: so attorney
troops in places like kuwait, afghanistan, and iraq. >> people don't have high expectations for an actor with a band, let's face. i like to surprise them. >> his foundation is helping raise money to build homes for wounded veterans. the job training and other needs. for 18 months, the camera crew followed his band. the result, a movie, lieutenant dan band for the common good. available on the internet. one out of every $4 will go to his charitable foundation. >> it's a good first-hand look at the kind of people we have serving in our military. why they do it, how dedicated they are. what they're going through, you know, what the people that support them are going through. what their families are going through. >> he's not doing this for money or a photo op. he has been moved by the stories of the men and women in uniform and he doesn't want them to be forgotten. lisa silvester, cnn, washington. >>> and that movie can be seen at ltdanbandmovie.com. thanks for joining us for 9news now at 5:00. 9news now at 6:00 starts right now. >> this is 9news now. >> as to the charge of first- degr
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